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The aim of OPTIMISTIC — an acronym for Optimizing Patient

As a reminder, suppose are independent random variables values lie in and whose expected values are . Call and . Then the Chernoff-Hoeffding inequality gives an exponential upper bound on the probability that the value of deviates from its mean. Specifically,

The sample included 774 chronic patients: 27.1% with cancer, 17.2% with diabetes, 12% with epilepsy, 2.2% with myasthenia gravis, 11.5% with multiple sclerosis and 30% with obesity. Socio-demographic and characteristics of the group and subgroups of chronic disease patients are presented in Table .Considering the associations between outcome variables, and controlling for socio-demographic and clinical variables, further analysis was performed using MANCOVA.

Generally, all psychosocial variables have a statistically significant association with outcome variables, in all subgroups of disease. For each subgroup of disease patients (metabolic, neurologic and cancer) negative affect showed a statistically significant inverse relation with HRQL components and SWB. For all subgroups disease, only spirituality did not show a statistically significant association with physical health.A statistically significant association was found between each of the psychosocial var

Subjective well-being was evaluated using the Portuguese version of the Personal Well-being scale, which includes seven areas (satisfaction with level of life, health, personal achievement, personal relationships, sense of safety, community connection and future security). The score is the of the items, varying from 0 to 100, in which higher values represent better subjective well-being. The Portuguese version shows a Cronbach α of 0.81 [].A statistically significant association was found between ea

The Greater New York Hospital Foundation, Inc. has implemented an in 29 nursing facilities in the New York City metropolitan region. In this program, New York Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations (NY-RAH), RNs are deployed in the partnering nursing facilities to train, but not to provide direct clinical care, to the nursing facility staff on INTERACT tools. Additionally, RNs identify root cause for potentially avoidable hospitalizations and review and modify its policies and procedures to prevent such hospit

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